Poets come up empty in SCIAC No. 2 despite strong improvements from athletes
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Whittier College men's track and field team took part in the second SCIAC event in 2012 hosted by Whittier College but came away empty despite strong improvements being made from many of the athletes.
Junior Kimble Tillman blazed a fast 100 with a time of 10.83 to win with a .20 second improvement over his original time, while Kevin Curbelo PRed in the 200 to take home 3rd place honors with a time of 21.86.
Alex Jungsten ran a respectable 110m Hurdles despite being fouled by the runner beside him. Joshua Ehinger put on a show placing 2nd in the 3000m SteepleChase in 9:51.74 and has now stepped into the Whittier College Top 10 list at No. 7. The 4X100 relay team of Tillman, Oreese Hoyes, Zach Garrett, and Nanahene Djan performed strongly to place third in a very exciting race, which they posted a time of 42.30 for an improvement of .67 seconds.
The field events also did very well with Jungsten going big in the high jump with a mark of 5' 10.75", while Vaughn Aldape- Soratos finished 4th in the javelin with a mark of 163' 7.5".
Brandon Wilcox once again led the way in the throws with two 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish. He won the shot put with a throw of 46' 8.5" and the hammer with a 166' 4.75, while his 2nd place finish came in the discus with a 134' 7.25".
Whittier continues to practice throughout Spring Break to begin preparing for the CA/NV Championships hosted by Claremont-M-S on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 with events beginning at 12pm.